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Happiest & healthiest people on this planet, curious case of Hunza tribe!

The world is full of mysteries and one of them is the longevity of Hunza people, a tribe which lives on the Himalayan high lands. 

Hunza tribe: Happiest and healthiest people on earth

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Hunza tribe: Happiest and healthiest people on earth

The Hunza tribe, also known as the Burusho people, are the healthiest and the happiest people on this planet. They reside in the high lands of the Himalayas and are famous across the world for their life expectancy and their anti-aging. 

 

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Hunza tribe resides in Himalayan high lands

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Hunza tribe resides in Himalayan high lands

The Hunza tribe resides in Pakistan's Hunza, Chitral, Nagar, and also in the valleys of the Gilgit–Baltistan.

 

However, their origin is considered to be northwestern India and a smaller group of over 350 Burusho people also reside in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

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The never aging people of Hunza tribe

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The never aging people of Hunza tribe

The Hunzas are the centre of attraction for people around the world because of the long and happy life they lead. The average life expectancy of the Hunza people is said to be 100 years, while some also exceed 120.

 

This, notably, has been a mystery for several scientists and doctors in the world. 

 

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Hunza Tribe has been the topic of several researches

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Hunza Tribe has been the topic of several researches

Many researchers have also lived with the Hunza people to find about their life expectancy.

 

One such scientist was Dr Robert Maccrison who lived with the tribe for several years. Strangely, he couldn't come across a single person who's been diagnosed with cancer, stomach ulcers, appendicitis, or any other disease. 

 

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Hunza Tribe has been the topic of several researches

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Hunza Tribe has been the topic of several researches

Another scientist, Dr Henry Coanda, also lived with them and researched the glacial water that is used by the Hunza people for drinking and bathing. Coanda carried deep research and wrote a book on the Hunza water, where he described several reasons for the longevity of the tribe.

 

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A Hunza man

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A Hunza man

The life expectancy of the Hunza inhabitants has been a mystery for scientists and doctors across the world. Why they enjoy this longevity was also the subject of James Hilton's novel 'Lost Horizon', which was later made into a film by Frank Capra. 

 

The book talks about a secret kingdom high in the mountains, away from the world. 

 

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The secret of Hunza people's long life

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The secret of Hunza people's long life

​All the researchers who lived with the Hunza tribe and studied them deduced almost the same outcome, which is, that the long and healthy life of the Hunza inhabitants is because of their 'organic and natural lifestyle'.

 

As the Hunza tribe lives on the Himalayan high lands, they have access to freshwater which is naturally enriched with minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, etc, that are essential for the body and somewhat explain the anti-ageing of the Hunza people.

 

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Natural and organic diet of Hunza tribe

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Natural and organic diet of Hunza tribe

This is pertinent to note that the diet of Hunza people mainly constitutes of organic raw vegetables and fruits with low protein content. Water is also one of the key factors that lead to the longevity of the inhabitants. 

In addition to their diet, their hard work also plays a key role in keeping them healthy.

 

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Hunza people

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Hunza people

A lot of travellers who have lived with the Hunza tribe have reportedly praised their general charm, intelligence, and physical stamina.

 

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